Alberta Student Leadership Summit

Leadership Education and Development Centre

Alberta Student Leadership Summit

Thank you to all the attendees and guests who attended this year! We hope to see you at ASLS 2021.

Check out 2020's schedule! Click here!

The Alberta Student Leadership Summit (ASLS) took place on January 25, 2020 and is open to post-secondary and high school students from across the province. The summit strives to be an accessible leadership development opportunity that builds skills, grows community, and inspires action.

Please check back in August 2020 for more information.

ASLS: Planned by students, for students.

We believe that students are the best people to decide what students want to see in a student leadership conference; that's why we have a team of students who direct the conference. The directors take on roles from setting the schedule to coordinating volunteers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is ASLS for?

ASLS is created for high school and post secondary students who are at varying points in their leadership journey. Whether you are just starting out or are already making moves, you’ll find something at ASLS for you. We also welcome community members, education staff, and others who are interested in learning more about leadership!

Where does ASLS take place?

ASLS will be held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The exact location will be released closer to the date of the event. Even though the event takes place at the U of A, we welcome students from all schools!

ASLS sounds awesome! How do I become a student director?

Applications for the 2021 ASLS Director positions will be open on June 1st, 2020 and close on August 1st, 2020 at 11:59PM MST. Please click here to apply.

How do I become a presenter at ASLS?

To present at ASLS, you will submit a proposal through our online application. The applications will open on August 1st, 2020 and close on October 15th, 2020. Keep an eye on our social media pages! Once we’ve received all our submissions, our directors make the final say in that year’s schedule.

Can I volunteer at ASLS?

You bet! Our Senior Volunteer Applications will open on August 1st, 2020 and close on September 30th. If you are looking to manage a team of Day-Of volunteers and have more responsibility in the execution of the Summit, this is a great role for you.

If you are looking for a one day volunteer commitment, apply for our Day-Of Volunteer positions! These positions help the Summit to run smoothly during the day and ensure that our attendees are comfortable. Most years, our Day-Of Volunteers are also able to watch at least one of the presentations, so you will also be able to get some professional development. The applications

What is included in the ticket price?

So many things! Not only do you get to see engaging presentations and workshops, but you also get the chance to network with other delegates, local businesses and organizations, and community leaders. You’ll get some ASLS swag and tasty meals throughout the day!

I received a discount code. Where do I use it?

When on the Eventbrite ticket menu, there will be an option to apply your discount code before you add the selected ticket to your cart. Your discount will be reflected on the final ticket price upon checkout.

What if I can’t afford the ticket price?

Our first priority is to make leadership accessible. If you want to attend, but can’t afford the ticket, please fill out a bursary application form (found here). Bursaries are available to both high school and post-secondary students. Bursaries are given out based on level of need and distributed on a rolling basis, so apply as early as you can!

I’m coming from out of town. Where can I stay?

We reserve a block of rooms at the Lister Conference Center. To book your reservation, please call Lister Center Front Desk (780-428-6611) and book under the Alberta Student Leadership Summit. Lister Center is located right on the University Campus, steps away from where the Summit will take place.

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Want to volunteer with ASLS?

Senior Volunteer Role Descriptions

Media Coordinator (2) - Providing online media engagement throughout the event. Note that past involvement in media coordination is preferred. Mandatory personal equipment such as camera and smart device with internet is not provided and is required for this position.

Registration Coordinator (1) - Helping with registration on day of event and ensuring summit participants/ attendees are accounted for.

Welcome Team Coordinators (2) - Ensuring that participants/ attendees are in the right location and headed towards the right place.

Session Coordinators (2) - Ensuring that participants and facilitators have everything that is needed in the room during facilitation and presenting.


June-August: Student Director Recruitment and Selection

September: Advisory Committee Planning Retreat

September-January: Planning for ASLS 2019

January 25, 2020: Alberta Student Leadership Summit

Looking for more information?

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  • Take a look at the 2017 programme and the 2018 programme to see what we have done in past years.
  • Send us an email at We would love to hear from you!
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Student Life Central
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7